Butterfly combines dance and love story

Northern Ballet presents Madame Butterfly
Northern Ballet presents Madame Butterfly

Get swept away by unrivalled storytelling, dance and live music as Northern Ballet performs Madame Butterfly at Hull New Theatre from September 23 to September 26.

Awarded Best Company at the European Taglioni Ballet Awards, Northern Ballet specialise in creating and performing classical story ballets and will bring world-class ballet to the doorstep of audiences in the region.

Madame Butterfly is choreographed by artistic director David Nixon and is one of Northern Ballet’s most popular full-length productions.

In this heartbreakingly tragic ballet, audiences will be transported to Japan where the doomed love affair between American Naval Lieutenant, Pinkerton, and his young Japanese bride, Butterfly, begins.

Madly in love and prepared to sacrifice everything, Butterfly’s world falls apart when she is betrayed and forced into a dramatic climax.

Recreated especially for the new tour, Madame Butterfly is a two-act ballet featuring all new sets and is performed to the famous Puccini score played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

The programme also features Perpetuum Mobile, choreographed by Christopher Hampson, artistic director of Scottish Ballet.

Performed to Bach’s 
Violin Concerto in E Major, the 17-minute long Perpetuum Mobile provides an excellent introduction to the technical and athletic talents of Northern Ballet’s dancers.